Monday, January 5, 2009

Chocolate Cream Meringues

These are seriously the most delicious things ever and super easy to make.

1 cup casters sugar (or one cup granulated sugar if you want to make your own. I tell you how in step 2)
4 egg whites
1/4 cup chocolate chips/chunks
1 mini carton of whipped cream
spoonful of milk
icing sugar

1. Separate the egg whites. It's easiest to separate the whites from the yolks when the eggs are cold. However, it's easier to whip the whites when they are room temperature, so leave the whites (wrapped the bowl in cellophane) out for about 20 minutes.

2. If you don't have casters sugar, it's super easy to make. Simply put the cup of white sugar in a food processor for a moment until it creates a smaller grained, more powdery sugar. If you don't have a food processor, you can use a coffee grinder! If you use a coffee grinder however, make sure to rinse it out and dry it before using. Also do not put the whole cup of granulated sugar in at once. Just add a bit at a time! It should look like the photo below.

3. Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Once the egg whites are room temperature, mix them in a bowl on high speed until white peaks form. Then slowly begin to add the sugar, a little bit at a time. Make sure that all the sugar is completely mixed in before adding anymore. Beat for five minutes until thick and glossy like the photo below.

4. Spray a cooking pan lightly with oil or margarine. With a spoon, place a dollop of meringue on the pan. Cook for about 20-25 minutes until meringues are firm, crisp and golden.

5. While the meringues are cooking you can prepare the whipped cream. Simply whip the cream until it begins to thicken, add the icing sugar to taste. Keep whipping until it is quite thick and fluffy (runny cream won't work well!)

6. Let the meringues cool and place a spoonful of whipped cream on the flat side of one meringue. Take a second meringue and squish it to the whipped cream side like you would an oreo cookie.

7. Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. You can easily make one by filling a big pot with water and placing a second smaller pot inside. Turn the stove on to medium and wait until the water is almost boiling before adding the chocolate chips and spoonful of milk. Lower the heat and stir constantly until the chocolates are melted, then drizzle the chocolate onto each meringue.

note: if you manage to not eat yourself sick with these, make sure to put the remaining ones in the fridge so the whipped cream doesn't melt!


Kara Doucette said...

your blog is my favorite to follow!

sydney said...

(from wiwt2)

excuse me, not only do you dress yourself epically well, you can also cook and do crafty things (re: beautiful tea box in prev posts)???

wow ok i am quite jealous tee hee :)

those look delicious (if you couldn't tell i thought so)

mewfish said...

haha thank you!

Jessus said...

I like the combination of both food and fashion =D